What can I say? I love this song! Who doesn’t love Teresa Teng’s “月亮代表我的心” (The Moon Represents My Heart). The song starts up and my chest tightens. It conjures memories of my childhood, those quilted Chinese jackets my grandma made me wear, Taiwan in the early 80’s, mopeds zipping down dusty roads… It makes me nostalgic for everything I can only relive in my mind. I’m sure every Chinese kid of the 80’s grew up hearing this song.
This YouTube MV is a more modern spin of “月亮代表我的心”, adding in the soothing strums of a ukulele. If you are learning Chinese, this is an easy song to sing. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.